60% of House Republicans Vote Against Motion to Balance Highway Trust Fund

Friday, June 8th, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Taxes

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For all the talk about a balanced budget, Republicans seem to vote against any opportunity to balance even part of the budget.  As we noted yesterday, Congressman Paul Broun introduced a motion to instruct the conferees on the highway bill to spend only as much as the gas tax revenue purveys in 2013.  The gas tax revenue is projected to be $37.5 billion, but Democrats and Republicans on the conference committee want to spend as much as $50 billion to fund their mass transit projects and union level wages.  This motion would have demanded from conferees that they keep spending levels to $37.5 billion.

Unfortunately, only 82 Republicans supported it while 145 voted against it.  Of course, not a single Democrat voted for it.  This is a sad testament to the current status of the Republican Party.

You can find the full roll call results below the fold:

Here are the 82 Republicans who voted for fiscal solvency:

  • Adams, S. (FL-24)
  • Amash (MI-03)
  • Bachmann (MN-06)
  • Black, D. (TN-06)
  • Blackburn, M. (TN-07)
  • Brooks (AL-05)
  • Broun (GA-10)
  • Buerkle (NY-25)
  • Burgess (TX-26)
  • Burton, D. (IN-05)
  • Campbell, J. (CA-48)
  • Carter (TX-31)
  • Chabot (OH-01)
  • Chaffetz (UT-03)
  • Conaway (TX-11)
  • Culberson (TX-07)
  • Duncan, Jeff (SC-03)
  • Fincher (TN-08)
  • Flake (AZ-06)
  • Fleming (LA-04)
  • Flores (TX-17)
  • Foxx (NC-05)
  • Franks, T. (AZ-02)
  • Garrett (NJ-05)
  • Gingrey (GA-11)
  • Goodlatte, R. (VA-06)
  • Gowdy (SC-04)
  • Granger (TX-12)
  • Graves, S. (MO-06)
  • Graves, T. (GA-09)
  • Hastings, D. (WA-04)
  • Heck (NV-03)
  • Hensarling (TX-05)
  • Huelskamp (KS-01)
  • Huizenga (MI-02)
  • Hurt (VA-05)
  • Issa (CA-49)
  • Jenkins (KS-02)
  • Jones (NC-03)
  • Jordan (OH-04)
  • King, S. (IA-05)
  • Kingston, J. (GA-01)
  • Lamborn (CO-05)
  • Latta (OH-05)
  • Manzullo (IL-16)
  • Marchant (TX-24)
  • McCaul (TX-10)
  • McClintock (CA-04)
  • McHenry (NC-10)
  • Miller, J. (FL-01)
  • Mulvaney (SC-05)
  • Myrick (NC-09)
  • Neugebauer (TX-19)
  • Olson (TX-22)
  • Pence (IN-06)
  • Poe (TX-02)
  • Pompeo (KS-04)
  • Posey (FL-15)
  • Price, T. (GA-06)
  • Quayle (AZ-03)
  • Rohrabacher (CA-46)
  • Rokita (IN-04)
  • Rooney (FL-16)
  • Ross, D. (FL-12)
  • Royce (CA-40)
  • Ryan, P. (WI-01)
  • Scalise (LA-01)
  • Schweikert (AZ-05)
  • Scott, A. (GA-08)
  • Scott, T. (SC-01)
  • Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
  • Smith, Lamar (TX-21)
  • Stutzman (IN-03)
  • Sullivan (OK-01)
  • Thompson, G. (PA-05)
  • Thornberry (TX-13)
  • Walsh (IL-08)
  • West, A. (FL-22)
  • Westmoreland, L. (GA-03)
  • Wilson, J. (SC-02)
  • Woodall (GA-07)
  • Yoder (KS-03)

Here are the 145 Republicans who voted no:

  • Aderholt, R. (AL-04)
  • Alexander, R. (LA-05)
  • Amodei (NV-02)
  • Austria (OH-07)
  • Bachus, S. (AL-06)
  • Barletta (PA-11)
  • Bartlett, R. (MD-06)
  • Barton, J. (TX-06)
  • Bass, C. (NH-02)
  • Benishek (MI-01)
  • Berg (ND-AL)
  • Biggert (IL-13)
  • Bilbray, B. (CA-50)
  • Bonner (AL-01)
  • Bono Mack, M. (CA-45)
  • Boustany (LA-07)
  • Brady, K. (TX-08)
  • Buchanan (FL-13)
  • Bucshon (IN-08)
  • Calvert (CA-44)
  • Camp, D. (MI-04)
  • Canseco (TX-23)
  • Cantor (VA-07)
  • Capito (WV-02)
  • Cassidy (LA-06)
  • Coffman (CO-06)
  • Cole (OK-04)
  • Cravaack (MN-08)
  • Crawford (AR-01)
  • Crenshaw (FL-04)
  • Davis, G. (KY-04)
  • Denham (CA-19)
  • Dent (PA-15)
  • DesJarlais (TN-04)
  • Diaz-Balart (FL-21)
  • Dold (IL-10)
  • Dreier (CA-26)
  • Duffy (WI-07)
  • Duncan, John (TN-02)
  • Ellmers (NC-02)
  • Emerson, J. (MO-08)
  • Farenthold (TX-27)
  • Fleischmann (TN-03)
  • Forbes (VA-04)
  • Fortenberry (NE-01)
  • Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
  • Gallegly (CA-24)
  • Gardner (CO-04)
  • Gerlach (PA-06)
  • Gibbs, B. (OH-18)
  • Gibson, C. (NY-20)
  • Gosar (AZ-01)
  • Griffin (AR-02)
  • Griffith (VA-09)
  • Grimm (NY-13)
  • Guinta (NH-01)
  • Guthrie (KY-02)
  • Hall, R. (TX-04)
  • Hanna (NY-24)
  • Harper (MS-03)
  • Harris (MD-01)
  • Hartzler (MO-04)
  • Hayworth (NY-19)
  • Herger (CA-02)
  • Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
  • Hultgren (IL-14)
  • Hunter (CA-52)
  • Johnson, B. (OH-06)
  • Johnson, Timothy (IL-15)
  • Kelly (PA-03)
  • King, P. (NY-03)
  • Kinzinger (IL-11)
  • Kline, J. (MN-02)
  • Lance (NJ-07)
  • Landry, J. (LA-03)
  • Lankford (OK-05)
  • Latham (IA-04)
  • LaTourette (OH-14)
  • LoBiondo (NJ-02)
  • Long (MO-07)
  • Lucas, F. (OK-03)
  • Luetkemeyer (MO-09)
  • Lummis (WY-AL)
  • Lungren (CA-03)
  • Marino (PA-10)
  • McCarthy, K. (CA-22)
  • McCotter (MI-11)
  • McKeon (CA-25)
  • McKinley (WV-01)
  • McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
  • Mica (FL-07)
  • Miller, C. (MI-10)
  • Miller, Gary (CA-42)
  • Murphy, T. (PA-18)
  • Noem (SD-AL)
  • Nugent (FL-05)
  • Nunes (CA-21)
  • Nunnelee (MS-01)
  • Palazzo (MS-04)
  • Paulsen (MN-03)
  • Pearce (NM-02)
  • Petri (WI-06)
  • Pitts (PA-16)
  • Platts (PA-19)
  • Reed, T. (NY-29)
  • Rehberg (MT-AL)
  • Reichert (WA-08)
  • Renacci (OH-16)
  • Ribble (WI-08)
  • Rigell (VA-02)
  • Rivera (FL-25)
  • Roby (AL-02)
  • Roe (TN-01)
  • Rogers, H. (KY-05)
  • Rogers, Mike (MI-08)
  • Rogers, Mike D. (AL-03)
  • Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18)
  • Roskam (IL-06)
  • Runyan (NJ-03)
  • Schilling (IL-17)
  • Schmidt (OH-02)
  • Schock (IL-18)
  • Sessions, P. (TX-32)
  • Shimkus (IL-19)
  • Shuster, Bill (PA-09)
  • Simpson, M. (ID-02)
  • Smith, Adrian (NE-03)
  • Smith, C. (NJ-04)
  • Southerland (FL-02)
  • Stearns (FL-06)
  • Stivers (OH-15)
  • Terry (NE-02)
  • Tipton (CO-03)
  • Turner, B. (NY-09)
  • Turner, M. (OH-03)
  • Upton (MI-06)
  • Walberg (MI-07)
  • Walden, G. (OR-02)
  • Webster (FL-08)
  • Wittman (VA-01)
  • Wolf (VA-10)
  • Womack (AR-03)
  • Young, C.W. (FL-10)
  • Young, D. (AK-AL)
  • Young, T. (IN-09)